17. Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac introduced the ATS-V in 2016 as the newest American muscle four-door car. It was compact but immensely powerful, too. With this model, Cadillac attacked the Mercedes C Class and BMW 3 Series with a modern executive sedan with recognizable styling and brutal power.
Under the hood is the twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine with 464 HP and 445 pounds per foot of torque. This is enough to launch the ATS-V from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and top speeds of 189 mph. Even though the ATS-V doesn’t have a V8, it is still a proper muscle car available in a two-door form, as well.
18. Dodge Charger Hellcat
The car world went crazy when Dodge announced the Hellcat Charger and Challenger models. After all, the reaction was totally expected since the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 707 HP was a monster of a muscle car that shouldn’t be on the streets. But, Dodge did just that, allowing the public to buy one of the fastest, most powerful muscle cars and muscle car sedans they ever built.
Despite being overpowered in every aspect, the Dodge Charger Hellcat are surprisingly easy to drive and are even docile at low speeds. But when you press the throttle to unleash the fury of those 707 supercharged horses, you can feel the brutality of the Hellcat package and the power going to the rear wheels. The 0 to 60 mph times are in the high three-second range and the car can top 200 mph.
19. Ford Taurus SHO
Ford Taurus SHO is the champion of understatement and one of the best sleepers you can buy. With its powerful EcoBoost V6 engine displacing 3.5 liters and delivering 355 hp to all four wheels, the new Taurus SHO can outhandle and outperform many current sports cars. It must be very frustrating getting beaten by a Ford sedan which looks like a rental car but goes like Audi S6.
The current Taurus SHO continues the tradition of fast Ford sedans in ordinary packaging but with extraordinary performance.
20. Buick Regal GS
One of the cars that helped Buick remerge is the Regal, a family sedan which was in fact designed in Europe by Opel, and sold as Opel Insignia. However, for the American market, the Insignia was turned to Buick Regal with a few design items, a different grille and interior appointments. With totally unassuming looks, compact dimensions but a capable powertrain, the Regal GS was the first true performance car in Buick`s lineup since the mid-80s Buick GNX.
The secret of the 2019 Regal GS is its engine, a 3.6-liter V6 which delivers 310 hp. The power was sent to all four wheels over an advanced AWD system and 6-speed manual transmission which made driving fun and engaging.
So, do you believe there is a four-door American muscle car in your future? Any one of these would be a welcome addition to anyone’s garage. And when you take it out on the street, heads will turn and drivers will get out of your way.